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Is it Possible to Fully Automate Shipping?


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Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons


Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know

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The Evolving Role Associations Play in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Manager

The international logistics industry of today has its success to thank for a revolution that came about over 60 years ago in the form of containerization which transformed the face of the industry as we know it.

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Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean


Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task solely due to the size of modern-day warehouses. If not regularly maintained, warehouses can quickly become messy and unorganized, which can hamper the day-to-day workflow, which can increase hazards and operating costs.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

The Number One Killer of Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:10] So many people say coach, consultant, and trainer interchangeably. Talk about the differences between them and a little bit about your background in brain science.

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Consider Hiring Veterans at Your Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

Military backgrounds give veterans distinctive capabilities and perspectives that can add insight and diversity to your team’s problem-solving

Love’s celebrates the opening of 500 locations in style

Fleet Owner

Founder Tom Love thanks customers for paving the way with giveaways


Exploring the Growing Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management


If you work in supply chain and logistics, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the growing talent gap. While the trucker shortage has been a hot topic of conversation during this last year, the industry is starting to realize that the talent gap extends far past just trucking.

How to Save Money Through WMS Automation


Supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. Demands from labor resources for better pay, better treatment, and more opportunity have never been higher.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Company Leaders Often Overlook the Importance of Distribution

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how distribution can support a company’s overall business and marketing strategy

The race for automated trucks is on, but the finish line isn’t in sight

Fleet Owner

Truckmakers, safety and commercial technology companies are still looking for how to successfully jump from Level 2 to Level 4 automation

Is it time to say goodbye to RFIs?


Supply chain software is changing. So should the purchasing process. . As someone who has worked in supply chain for over 20 years, I’m very familiar with Requests For Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). It’s been the way to conduct a competitive tender since I can remember.

Trucking Regulations Update: MORE RED TAPE

Logistics Management

New HOS tweaks top the list of regulatory changes heading into 2020. Carriers say flexibility is key to effective industry regulation covering the niche sectors that make up this dominant, $700 billion industry

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

43% of US Commercial Trucks Powered by Diesel

Material Handling and Logistics

Since 2007, the newest-generation diesel trucks on U.S. roads have eliminated 126 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 18 million tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 1 million tons of particulate matter (PM), and saved 12.4 billion gallons of diesel and 296 million barrels of crude oil

Study finds free CPAP machines save on truckers’ other medical costs

Fleet Owner

A study of thousands of truck drivers who were given free CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea saved the company an estimated $441 per month, per driver in medical insurance costs from health care problems other than sleep apnea. The findings indicate

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Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips


Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders. In this context, finding and securing the right carriers forms a significant portion of managing truckload carriers.

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Growth In Private Labels: PLMA Trade Show 2019

Trinity Logistics

Years ago, national brands were the top dogs of the retail world. Buying private label, or store brand products, was looked upon as cheap quality and only bought during hard times. Today, consumer spending has changed, allowing for growth in the private label business.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Opinion: All Those Returns Are Killing the Environment

Material Handling and Logistics

The 1 million packages that will be returned this holiday season will add 5 billion pounds to landfills and put 15 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere

Automation and technology could help cull the driver shortage next decade

Fleet Owner

As more driver-assist technology becomes reality, the learning curve shortens for potential new commercial drivers

How did we get here? Building the Defence logistician – Part One

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. This transcript is the first half of a speech given at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Defence Logistics Conference.

PSI pumps up fleets’ tire data with new analytics platform

Refrigerated Transporter

Insights enabled by the data tool have reduced roadside calls by more than 60% in some pilot tests, according to Pressure Systems International

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Volvo Turns to Blockchain to Avoid Unethical Cobalt

Material Handling and Logistics

Cobalt is an important ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, is mainly extracted in Congo, which last year produced more than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt


Records threatened from NY to Texas with arctic blast

Fleet Owner

(Bloomberg) – A deep blast of Arctic cold will threaten daily temperature records from New York to Texas starting late Tuesday and running to Thursday. New York City’s temperature will drop from 57 degrees (14 Celsius) down to 20 over the course of

Winnebago at the Intersection of Alt Fuels and the Surgery Room

NGT News

Winnebago Industries Inc. has delivered the first all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab (eMSIL) to University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Center.

Carrier Transicold gifts reefer unit to Pennsylvania food bank

Refrigerated Transporter

Carrier Transicold, through a grant from parent company United Technologies, recently gifted the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with an X4 Series Model 7300 trailer refrigeration unit to help it realize its vision that “No One Should Be Hungry.”

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.